Senior Consents Planner / Pukenga Whakawhanake Whenua

2 Positions Available

Looking for a fresh start in the New Year? This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative team who are committed to working with industry and the community to achieve great outcomes.  Due to the physical, biological and cultural diversity of Rotorua and the mix of rural, urban, forest and lakes issues, planning in our district encompasses a range of environmental challenges unparalleled in New Zealand.

We are looking for two experienced Senior Consents Planners to join our busy Planning and Development Solutions Team with the option to commence this year or Jan/Feb 2021. This team includes planners, builders and business support staff who work together to provide an integrated service for our community. 

We require a capable, quick thinking person who recognises the need for quality outcomes and has a commitment to outstanding customer service.  We are looking for a confident team player with excellent communication skills and well developed decision making abilities to interact with customers and consultants.  You will have the ability to organise workloads, determine priorities, and work to deadlines.  This role will assist with running the team and mentoring staff so you will be able to think on your feet and be skilled at getting the best from those you lead.

As part of a dynamic team undertaking the administration and implementation of the District Plan, your reporting will feed into the future development of our district.  A qualification in the planning or environmental management field is essential, as is eligibility for professional New Zealand Planning Institute Membership. 

Te Kaunihera o ngā Roto o Rotorua (Rotorua Lakes Council) is committed to working in partnership with Te Arawa, our local iwi.  We aspire to being a bicultural organisation and we value staff who speak te reo Māori, have an appreciation of Māori values, and a working knowledge of tikanga Māori.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take your career to a new level and work in a city with unrivalled recreation opportunities. If you think you have the experience and passion for this role, we'd love to hear from you. We intend on appointing the successful candidate December for a January/February 2021 start.

Applications close Wednesday 2 December 2020


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Permanent Full Time

Job no: KNAH046961

Location: Rotorua

Closing Date: Wednesday, 2 December 2020